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Monday, June 23, 2014

Summer has arrived!

This card is my first card as Guest Design Team member of Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog. You can see my new badge over on the right side of my blog. I'm so excited to have been invited to join the team for the next six months!  The challenge this week at the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog is SUMMER OR SUMMER COLORS. What an easy topic and I know we'll have lots of entries!

The stamp I used is named Primrose - Beach Life. I fell in love with her as I was cruising the Crafty Sentiments Designs site.



I colored my image with Copics and after I colored it, I felt it needed some highlighting and I used yellow chalk from my Pebbles Inc. Pearlescent Chalk set around the image and also I chalked my sentiment with it, too, for a tint of yellow. My sentiment is from Crafty Sentiments Designs, too. I used REAL beach sand and shells that I had collected when we vacationed in San Diego, California, USA. I think my paper adds a lot to this card and it's from the Doodlebug "Springtime" pad. The die around my image is from Spellbinders. The daisies are by Martha Stewart and I am loving my cool Glitter Ritz lately becuase it's so fine and it actually sparkles in photos! And this card has some of my favorite lace on it..the kind where I can weave the ribbon through it. The rest of the items on my card are from my stash.

Here's a close-up of my image. The polka dot colors on her swimsuit match the polka dot paper. J


This challenge is sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs and the prize this week is:
 
http://craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/

The gals at Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog have made some fabulous cards to inspire you for this challenge. I hope you'll take a look at them and perhaps leave a comment on one or two which gives us inspiration!

I'm glad you stopped by my blog and could read my exciting announcement about being on this team and if you follow my blog, now you'll see even more adorable cards since the stamps at Crafty Sentiments Designs are some of my favorites!

                                                                                            Hugs,
                                                                                            Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Divas by Design, Penny's Challenges (lace is my fav embellishment), Paper Pretties Blog, Cute Card Thursday, Moving Along with the Times, Paper Crafting Journey, Craftitude Challenges, Brown Sugar Challenge, Paper Crafting Challenges, Creative Corner, Crafting Musketeers, The Sisters of Craft, Just for Fun, My Mum's Craft Shop, Chalk n Stock, Robyn's Fetish, Fairies Challenges, Craft-Dee Bowz, Hiding in my Craft Room, Hambo Challenges, Rhedd and Rosie's, Milk Coffee Challenge, Jo's Scrap Shack, Fairytale Challenge, The Doodle Garden, Ditzie Digi Designs, Addicted to Stamps, Catered Crop, Melon Headz Friends, Cutie Pie Challenge, Whimsy Inspires (Tic-Tac-Toe: ribbon/flower/ sentiment AND summer/diecut/sentiment AND lace/diecut/flowers), Sparkles Forum, Lexi's Creations, Crazy Challenge, Whoopsi Daisy

45 comments:

  1. Oh she is so adorable! love the way you've picked the colours of her swimsuit in the paper, and I am a sucker for sparkle too! Many thanks for joining the Rhedd and Rosie’s challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

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  2. Adorable image and layout - I love the colours and textures you have here. That yellow bow is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Moving Along WIth the Times this week! x Jessie

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  3. An adorable image and a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner this week

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  4. Stunning! Thanks for joining at Addicted to Stamps Challenge: Polkadots
    Hugs
    Dewi

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  5. Beautiful card and thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge cheers Sue N x

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  6. Thanks Gale for sharing your lovely and cute card with Brown Sugar Challenge Blog this week.
    Kind regards,
    Gloria
    DT member at BSCB

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  7. This is adorable Gail...such a sweet image and the daisies look fab!

    Thank you for joining in with the cuties xx

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  8. What a cute little girl, lovely colourful card, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

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  9. She is adorable, gr8t job with the coloring, thanks for joining FFC!

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  10. Aw your card makes me smile... Perfect beach card! Thanks for joining Creative Corner Challenge~

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  11. This card is so bright and makes you really think about summer. Your coloring is great. Thank you for sharing with us over at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.

    Michelle (DT)

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  12. This just sings summer, Gail! Absolutely gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining us at both the Cutie Pie & MilkCoffee Challenges. Jane xx

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  13. Your card is gorgeous Gail, so bright and vibrant and full of summer inspiration. So glad to have you as one of my teamies :) xx

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  14. Your card is so happy and bright sweetie !! Just what summer is all all about !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  15. Such a bright and happy card. I love the sentiment and those flowers are fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Penny's for our Favorite Embellishments Challenge.
    Emily T.
    DT Member

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  16. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

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  17. Fabulous card and well done you on your Guest DT post. Love this image gorgeous design and colours as always Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

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  18. Hi Gail welcome to the team! A gorgeous card so love your colouring! Susan xx

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  19. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "use your favourite embellishments” challenge, to be in for the draw you should mention your favourite embellishments though…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

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  20. Umbrella - check; sunglasses - check; inner tube - check; hope this darling summer girl also remembered her sunblock !! This is an adorable summertime card and makes me want to go laze on a beach and read a good book and who knows, maybe hunt for shells !! Love the perky daisies, lace, and yellow bow -- awesome job on this creation - perfect background papers . . . congrats on your new DT position !! They're lucky to have you, Gail !!

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  21. Very cute card, great colors, papers and elements. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

    Sue - HIMCR DT
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  22. Fab bright and cheery card, thanks so much for taking part in our 'Anything Goes' challenge over at 'Sister's of Craft' --- Good Luck!!
    Hugs Donna DT xx

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  23. lovely sweet image card thanks for sharing with brown sugar this week Rachel dt

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  24. Super cute card really does emhasis summer. Love the way you have your bow too (note: look into this style):) Thanks for joining us for Jo's Fun Friday Challenge :)

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  25. She's darling and love the papers. Awesome for our summer challenge. Thanks for playing with the Doodle Garden.

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  26. Hi, Summer has definitely arrived with your bright and cheerful card. Love it!!
    Thankyou for joining us at Ditzie Digi Designs. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Amanda

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  27. Oh this card is adorable!! Great coloring and what a happy and summery card. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

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  28. She just the sweetest thing and I love the fun papers and the sparkle you added too! Thanks so much for joining us at the Hambo Hoedown.

    Jeannie
    Hambo Stamps DT

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  29. What a sweet summer card! I love your colo combo. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. xx Bianca

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  30. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Louise x

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  31. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
    Hugs Stine

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  32. aw this is a lot of fun, adore the big flowers and you big bow. Thanks for entering the Sisters of Craft challenge. Gill DT

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  33. Beautiful Card, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month , Fran (DT) x

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  34. Gorgeous card that image is fab
    Thanks for joining us this month over at Just For Fun challenge blog.
    Good Luck with the challenge
    Hugs
    Marie (DT for JFF)
    xxxx

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  35. Gorgeous - a really pretty card.

    Thanks for joining us at Just for Fun.

    Helen x

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  36. a very lovely card...love the image you choose...thanks for joining us at Fairies challenges blog and good luck
    Lady

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  37. Gorgeous card, love the image and beautiful design. Thanks for joining us at MMCS, good luck!

    Donna x

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  38. Gorgeous card. Love the design and your coloring of the image. Thank you for sharing it with us at Melonheadz Friends "For Kids" challenge.

    Emily T.
    DT Member

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  39. Your card is gorgeous and your coloring is so fantastic! Thank you for joining us at Hanna & Friends. Hugs, Susanne.

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  40. I love your card!!! The image is fabulous and very beautifully colored.Thank you integrate it with us in The Crazy Challenge.
    Sneji

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  41. Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

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  42. Adorable card.
    Thank you for sharing at Cutie Pies 'Cute Girls' challenge and good luck x Susan x

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  43. Love the bright colours. So lovely to see your crafting for the Crazy challenge 174 - Hazel, GDT x

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  44. Whoohoooo, this is so cute! Love the very pretty look of this card! Everything is adorable, papers, image and flowers. Love the sand and shells.

    Thank you for playing along with our At the beach/Summer fun challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenge. Good luck!
    Nick

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  45. Bright, cheery fun card.....love it! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Sparkles Challenges this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x
    Dt

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